Fostering is looking after babies, children or young people who are in need of a safe, stable family environment. Foster carers receive a generous fostering allowance, expert training and ongoing support from their local National Fostering Group team.
In a nutshell, fostering provides a full-time, safe and nurturing family environment for children and young people in need. Foster carers, also known as foster parents, invest a great amount of time and energy into the wellbeing of a child or young person.
My foster carer is like Andy from Toy Story - Andy never gives up on Woody and my carer never gives up on me.
Fostering is an important undertaking. As one of the UK’s most experienced agencies, we’ll support you every step of the way – starting with your application to become a carer.
All our local fostering services have been rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, so you can see how committed we are to ensuring a positive and reassuring foster care experience for you and your foster child.
We run regular events all around the UK where you can chat to foster carers to discover what it’s like to foster a child and take your first step towards making a huge difference.
Attend a local event, call the team on 0800 044 3030, or request a call back. We’re happy to answer all your questions about becoming a foster carer, so get in touch to find out everything you need to know.
Alternatively, take a look at our frequently asked questions to learn more about fostering with us, or read our fostering stories to learn more about what fostering is like from some of our real-life foster carers.